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Cancer Support - In-home Childcare Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Nankind, Nanny Angel Network

*** THIS IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY ***
Please apply by visiting https://nankind.com/volunteer/become-a-volunteer-angel/


How you can help?
* Provide fun, educational, creative, and safe experiences for the children.
* Minimum six-month commitment to ensure support during the duration of a parent’s cancer treatment and recovery.
* Four (4) hours of childcare service per week to the same family in your area.

Make a Difference in a Child's life, Become an In-home Volunteer Angel!

Do you want to support families living with cancer? Are you willing to commit 4 hours of in home support per week to a child in need? Join Nankind as we lessen the impact of cancer on families through our in home support programs.

Nankind offers rewarding volunteer positions for those who are looking to make a difference in the lives of families.

In home Volunteer Angels provide childcare support for parents who have been diagnosed with cancer, for those requiring palliative care, and for families requiring additional relief during the bereavement period to help reduce any stress or anxiety they may be experiencing due to their parent’s illness or death.

By meeting weekly, building trust, and having fun, our Angels help parents gain the confidence and peace of mind to rest or attend medical appointments, knowing their children are cared for and supported by knowledgeable and compassionate volunteers.

There's a family in your community waiting for their very own Angel!

VOLUNTEERS FOR SAMAC   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Wynfield, Long Term Care Residence
Agecare Samac LTC

Looking for long-term Volunteers (minimum of 6 months, required to attend 2 hours minimum per week) to assist with every day programs, events, outings, entertainment and much MORE!

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Girls Inc. of Durham

Volunteer one to two hours of your time to help out young moms in the Durham religion by delivering free food bags.

Food delivery days are every Tuesday, where our volunteers meet up at our Ajax office around 12:00 pm to pick up the food bags. They then deliver the bags to pregnant/new moms, and their families in Durham.

Marshals, Timers, scanners, tailwalkers.   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Parkrun Canada

Our weekly event requires:  A Marshall - to help direct the runners at turnpoionts

A Timer - will need a smartphone and be able to download the timing app which will be used to time the prticipants for their 5K wlak/run/jog

A scanner - will need a smartphone to use the app to scan barcodes at the end of the event

A tailwalker - will be walking the course, following the last participant. Will act as course 'sweep' as well as pick up signage.

Heritage Gardener   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Pickering Museum Village
Pickering Museum Village, 2365 6th Concession Rd, Greenbank

Be a part of a team of museum village gardeners * assist in the research, planning, planting, and maintenance of the heritage gardens

Summer Camp Counselor Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Great Big Theatre Company, Whitby Location, Summer & March Break Theatre Arts Camps, Whitby Location
Whitby Curling Club

Counselor Assistant will assist with helping the camp staff lead children and youth in Theatre Arts activities such as creating plays, dance, visual art, drama games.  Secondary Co-op students as well as high school volunteers will obtain credit for volunteer time.  

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Mission to Seafarers Southern Ontario

Nature of the Position

This position offers practical and emotional support to Seafarers.

​Outline of Responsibilities

  • Welcome seafarers to the Port of Oshawa

  • Respond to emergency calls for assistance

  • Offer practical, emotional support to seafarers

  • Engage in conversation with and be a friendly ear to people far from home and family

  • Journal visits

  • Bring a “presence and welcome” to ship-bound seafarers

  • Provide practical support to crews

  • Requires CSA rated safety boots/shoes, to be provided by volunteer

  • Requires proper personal protective wear, to be provided by MTSSO

  • Attend volunteer meetings and training events as required

Write friendly letters in Italian - Volunteer from Home   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Letters Against Isolation

Write friendly, personal letters in Italian to senior citizens in aged care homes and programs. Spread joy to someone in their native language!

  • Demonstrate empathy and kindness, connect with elders and help them realize that they are special and appreciated.
  • Supply your own stationery and ensure adequate postage to mail your letters, or arrange to hand-deliver them.
  • Your words will be read and cherished by elders who likely won’t have the physical ability or resources to respond to you.

  • This is a remote opportunity. You’ll volunteer from home on your own schedule as your own pace.

Get started whenever you're ready by registering on our website as an individual, student, or group. We offer a program for students and student clubs requesting verification of their letters for community service credit.

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Letters Against Isolation

Letters Against Isolation volunteers send friendly, handwritten letters to senior citizens in aged care homes and programs. Join us in writing thoughtful, unique letters and cards to seniors in care facilities in Canada and worldwide:

  • This is a remote opportunity. You’ll volunteer from home on your own schedule as your own pace.
  • Craft each letter with sincere wishes, a personal message, and a considerate question.
  • Demonstrate empathy and kindness, connect with elders and help them realize that they are special and appreciated.
  • The most meaningful part of the letter is where the you write about yourself - this is what makes each message unique and special.
  • Avoid topics like politics, religion, and holidays to ensure a positive impact.
  • We strictly protect the privacy of our writers and our seniors.
  • Letters should be uplifting and addressed to a “friend” rather than a specific person.
  • Your words will be read and cherished by elders who likely won’t have the physical ability or resources to respond to you.
  • We offer numerous blogposts with ideas about what to write and how to decorate your letters.
  • You’ll need to supply your own stationery and ensure adequate postage to mail your letters to our partner facilities, which are currently located in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia. 
  • We welcome employers, teachers, students, foreign language students, clubs, organizations, and writers of all ages.

To get started, register as an individual, student or group on our website. You will receive our weekly newsletter and gain access to our web portal, where you’ll sign up to mail letters to any of our designated partner facilities.

We are seeking letter writers who will participate year-round, individually or as a group, in English or one of 30 different languages, across the US or globally. Just one letter makes a difference!

Retail Mission Thrift Store Volunteer   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Mission Thrift Store - Central Region, Oshawa
1300 Simcoe St., N., Oshawa, ON L1G 4X4

Volunteers needed to exercise their expertise in the following areas:

  • receive and sort donations
  • greet and help assist customers 
  • cashier duties
  • electronics/small appliance fixer and tester
  • put together creative, pleasing displays
  • handyman around the building 
  • clean and price items for the following departments:  housewares, books, jewellery, sports, furniture, clothing, shoes, linens, purses and luggage, toys, electronics and high-end collectables/sports memorabelia
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parkrun, Ajax
Elizabeth St and Old Kingston Rd, Ajax (Pickering Village)

A variety of volunteer opportunities available to assist with weekly timed 5 km run on the Duffins Trail * marshal, photography * setup, tear-down * timer, scanning, finish tokens * other tasks as needed

Chef   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP is all about GOOD food, so we depend on the culinary skills of Durham area chefs to help make sure all our food programs are as delicious as possible. Volunteer Chefs may support cooking classes, feature at a dinner event, or support event food.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

We will provide more information on specifics regarding how often you’ll be needed including dates and times. 

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Content Creator   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project
  • Promoting our programs and workshops on social networks and monitor engagement (e.g. comments and shares)
  • Creating and distributing marketing copy to advertise our projects
  • Writing blog posts about our inititatives and events 
  • Ultimately, you will help us reach our target audience by delivering both useful and appealing online information regarding our events, workshops and programs.
  • Identify community needs and recomend new topics

Requirements:

  • A student involved in the above areas of study, seeking to get hands on experience

   Or:

  • Anyone with experience and a willingness to get involved with community work.

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

Event Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP hosts both public and private special events including receptions and seated dinners. Event Support volunteers will assist with event preparation including cleaning the facility, decorating, setting tables/​moving furniture, and promoting (if applicable). Skilled Event Support volunteers may also assist at an event to either host, serve tables, do dishes, or tend the juice bar – depending on volunteer training and event requirements.

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

Food Educator   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

Volunteer Food Educators support the TCEP staff team in delivering food literacy programs at our food education center and around the community. Food educators may supervise and assist in cooking activities, lead group discussions, and participate in all other aspects of program delivery from set-up to clean-up. Volunteer food educators are also welcome to contribute to program planning to ensure our curriculum contains exciting activities, and promote food system sustainability.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Fundraising Committee Member   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

Committee members take ownership of fundraising and contribute significantly to TCEP corporate sponsorship, personal giving, fundraising events and other campaigns. They leverage personal or professional networks, practice event planning skills, and help get people excited about healthy wholesome food! The committee convenes once every 4 to 6 weeks, and members are expected to attend at least 75% of those meetings.

 We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Garden Support   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

TCEP is looking for an enthusiastic person to provide support with organizing and starting a garden including helping with ongoing garden maintenance. As well as offer educational programs in the garden. Our aim is to offer quality fresh foods to the community whenever possible.

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Multilingual or Bilingual Skills   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

If you speak more than one language we would love to have you become part of this exciting venture!  

·         If you’re interested in volunteering for any position and you have other language skills that’s wonderful!

·         However, we would still need your language abilities even if you’re not volunteering for another position.

So, please reach out to us!

We believe that food has the power to bring people together!

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Edible Garden Project Volunteers   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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We Grow Food
multiple locations throughout Durham Region

Looking for volunteers to assist with the workshops and edible garden installations at schools

Other Special Interest   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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The Cultural Empowerment Project

If you have a special volunteer interest, please specify

The links below will provide more information on our organization:

Instagram:
https://instagram.com/theculturalempowermentproject?utm_source=qr&igshid=MzNlNGNkZWQ4Mg%3D%3D

 

Peer Mentor   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Ontario Caregiver Organization

To participate in the Ontario Caregiver Organization’s 1:1 Peer Support Program as a Peer Mentor, delivering emotional support to other caregivers as they navigate their caregiving journey * be familiar with OCO’s mission, vision and programs and supports * facilitate peer support programs in a confidential, non-judgmental and friendly atmosphere * expertly guide conversations that allow caregivers to meet others with similar and dissimilar caregiving experiences * offer support and guidance on matters that help caregivers in their journey * provide feedback on OCO’s programs and resources that can help shape the ongoing delivery of OCO’s support and resources for caregivers * maintain confidentiality on sensitive issues as per OCO’s confidentiality agreement * communicate in a timely matter any concerns or issues to OCO staff liaison * follow all policies and procedures outlined in OCO’s volunteer handbook * understand and accept the roles and responsibilities of the peer support program * successfully complete all peer mentor training

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

·       Interacting with the public while providing great customer service. Merchandising and staging of furniture donations.

·       eCommerce: product research for price and key selling points, measure dimensions, photography, and minor touch up of items to support our new online platform.

·       Tasks may include customer service, product display, pricing, assembly, and repair

  • Due to the physical nature of some of the tasks required, ReStore volunteers may be asked to lift heavy objects (bathroom fixtures, windows, doors, etc.)
  • Assembling furniture and some restoration of various donations.
  • Able to lift 10-20 pounds and be on your feet for several hours at a time.
  • Volunteers are required to wear CSA approved green label safety shoes, some at store to borrow for volunteer shift

·       Come with a willingness to learn from experienced volunteers and staff and to work as part of a team. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility, and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamorous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

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Bethesda House, Bowmanville Mail Address, Shelter and Community Outreach Services
25 King St. West, Bowmanville, ON, L1C 1R2

Assist shoppers purchase new and gently-used womens, mens and childrens clothing * ensure tidiness of store * set up and take down displays * handle cash * sort clothing donations * promote, be able to talk to customers about Bethesda House

Food Bank Assistant   Clarington  Durham Region 
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Salvation Army, Bowmanville, Food Bank - Bowmanville
Salvation Army Bowmanville, 75 Liberty St S, Bowmanville

Assist at food bank * sort food donations and pack food bags for clients * gather and pack frozen meat, produce and dairy bags for clients.

Katimavik's National Experience   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Katimavik
Across Canada

Katimavik’s National Experience is an opportunity for any Canadian citizens, permanent residents or landed refugees aged 17 – 25 who are looking for 5.5 months of creative learning, community engagement, Truth and Reconciliation, and self-discovery * participants will live in a group setting with up to 10 of their peers in two separate communities throughout the course of the program * during the program they engage in 32 hours of valuable volunteer work a week, learn how to manage a house, make lifelong friends, and gain confidence that they themselves can make an impactful difference in our country.  
 
This is a fully funded opportunity where participants’ travel expenses, living accommodations, food costs, and daily needs are covered * participants will need to bring is their dedication, empathy, and commitment to making a better world * Katimavik aims to help young folks become engaged, caring citizens and capable contributors and leaders for a better Canada through the development of 21st century skills, experiential learning, and civic engagement.

Program cohorts start every January and July of each year.

Volunteer Driver   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Durham Children's Aid Foundation

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS provide safe, reliable transportation for children, youth and families to/from
appointments , family visits, school and camp.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES
• Provide local and long distance transportation for children.
• Abide by the rules of the road and all driving/automobile related laws.
• Properly use child restraints, according to current standards.
• Follow all policies and procedures related to volunteer driving as outlined in Volunteer Services.


QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE & SKILL REQUIREMENT
• Driver’s abstract must be submitted prior to commencing as a Volunteer Driver and will be completed
on an annual basis.
• Must have and maintain a mechanically sound and safe vehicle at all times
• Must have, and maintain, a minimum of $1,000,000 liability insurance.
• Adherence to mandatory seatbelt and child restraint regulations.
• Experience with children an asset.
•Reliability, flexibility, patience and confidentiality are all required.
•Must have a good driving record, acceptable police check and driver’s abstract.
•Must have a valid G driver’s license at all times

VOLUNTEER SECREENING
To become an approved volunteer with the Society, all applicants must complete the
screening process. Acceptance will be based on the results of this process.

• Volunteers must be 18 years or older.
• Volunteers must live or work in the Durham Region.
• Applicants will attend an information session in a group or individually.
• Applicants will complete an application form.
• An internal Society records check will be completed to determine any Society involvement.
• A provincial records check will be completed within the Child Protection Information Network (CPIN)
• Applicants will provide the names of three references and references will be deemed favourable. Manager, Communications & Community Relations has the discretion to approve an applicant with 2 references completed and deemed favourable.
• Applicants will provide a Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector screening
• Applicants will provide proof of a valid driver’s license and a favorable driver’s abstract from the Ministry of Transportation when an assignment involves transporting children, youth and families.
• Applicants will be interviewed by the Coordinator of Volunteer Services to determine their suitability as a volunteer.
• Applicants will provide a Release of Information to contact other Children’s Aid Societies when there has been involvement or if they have resided outside of the Region for the last 10 years.
• Applicants will attend and complete New Volunteer Training
• Applicants must sign an Oath of Confidentiality
• Applicants will sign the Volunteer Agreement
• The applicant will be notified when they have been either approved or denied.

COPE Mental Health Program   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Throughout Durham Region
Become a facilitator in recreation and support groups for those with emotional or mental health concerns * groups take place virtually during the week * telephone support also provided * extensive training required
Foot Care Assistant   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
*assist nurse with administrative support at Foot Care Clinic * provide COVID-19 screening to clients
Transportation - Driver   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Community Care Durham
Every municipality in Durham Region
Drive clients to medical appointments, shopping, errands, etc. * support CCD services by driving clients to Luncheon Out and Adult Day Program sites
Crew Leader Volunteer - Oshawa Build Site   Ajax  Brock  Clarington  Durham Region  Oshawa  Pickering  Scugog  Uxbridge  Whitby 
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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

What you need to know about becoming a Crew Leader:

Volunteers are not required to have prior building experience.

·      Onsite training is provided by our skilled Site Supervisor

·      All necessary Personal Protective Equipment is available for volunteers.

·      We build 12 months a year, Monday to Friday, shifts are 8 hours, from 8:00 am – 4:00pm Shifts are self-scheduled via online registration.

·       Time Commitment:  We request a commitment of two shifts per month as part of the Crew program.

 

Build Site Locations:

·     423 Old Weston Road, Etobicoke

·     485 Normandy Street Oshawa

·     25 William Street, Brampton – Start date Spring 2023

Position:

·      Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.

·      Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.

·      Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.

·      Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.

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Habitat for Humanity, Greater Toronto Area

Position Details:

·      Have an interest in the different phases of the construction process that include framing, dry walling, landscaping, insulating, flooring, etc.

·      Ability to lift 10 to 20 lbs

·      Lead a group of up to 5 volunteers with different levels of construction skillsets, including homeowners, in the construction of simple, decent, affordable homes while upholding standards of safety, quality, and fun.

  ·     Attend our health, safety, and construction training sessions.

·      Assist in providing a safe and healthy working environment such as: use of equipment, personal protective equipment for volunteers, delegating tasks, maintaining a suitable working environment including preparing for weather, cleaning, tasks, etc.

·      Come with a willingness to learn from experienced staff and volunteers. A positive attitude, enthusiasm, flexibility and a sense of humour is always key! Tasks are not always glamourous, so be prepared to do a variety of things.

·      Enthusiasm to learn how to use construction tools with supervision.


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